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Coming Events May-June 2022

31 May 2022 6:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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May 24, 2022 – SIETAR BC Videos Series: "My Perspective, My Voice" with Nemat Haroon. Visit SIETAR BC Events to register!

May 26, 2022 – SIETAR Deutschland Training Series: “Acceptance” with Dr. Sabine Horst, Antje Gorgas and Simone Hönle from QuinteSentio. Visit SIETAR Deutschland Events to register!

May 27, 2022 - SIETAR BC Book Club: “Self-studies - Language and Pedagogy” discusses “Teaching to Transgress” by bell hooks. Visit SIETAR BC Events to register!

June 1, 2022 – SIETAR France Webinar: “Made in France and elsewhere: “Addressing Africa, new El Dorado” with Marie-Hélène Girardin and Yann Hazoume. Visit SIETAR France Events to register!

June 7, 2022 – SIETAR BC Videos Series:"My Perspective, My Voice" with Anu Pala. Visit SIETAR BC Events to register!

June 8, 2022 – SIETAR Deutschland Training Series: “Optimism” with Dr. Sabine Horst, Antje Gorgas and Simone Hönle from QuinteSentio. Visit SIETAR Deutschland Events to register!

June 9, 2022 – SIETAR Deutschland Webinar: “UNESCO futures literacy - How future laboratories improve our world” with Renate Spiering. Visit SIETAR Deutschland Events to register!

June 9, 2022 – SIETAR Switzerland Webinar: “Culture Club - Sustainability & Resilience” with Gundhild Hoenig and Tom Waterhouse. Visit SIETAR Switzerland Events to register!

June 14, 2022 – SIETAR France Webinar: “How can a Solution-Focused Approach be used by intercultural trainers to help Ukrainians temporarily hosted in other countries, as well as refugees coming from war zones?” with Victoria Spashchenko and Grazia Ghellini. Visit SIETAR France Events to register!

June 14, 2022 – SIETAR Switzerland Webinar: “Team Creativity Navigator© (TCN): A New Assessment and Competence Development Tool” with Pia Stalder. Visit SIETAR Switzerland Events to register!

June 21, 2022 – SIETAR BC Videos Series: "My Perspective, My Voice" with Jimmy Aitken. Visit SIETAR BC Events to register!

June 21, 2022 – SIETAR France Webinar: "Intercultural education – a necessary questioning of our educational practices" moderated by Frédérique Brossard Børhaug. Visit SIETAR France Events to register!

June 22, 2022 – SIETAR Deutschland Training Series: “Solution Orientation” with Dr. Sabine Horst, Antje Gorgas and Simone Hönle from QuinteSentio. Visit SIETAR Deutschland Events to register!

June 23, 2022 – SIETAR Switzerland Webinar: “Culture Club” with Gundhild Hoenig and Tom Waterhouse. Visit SIETAR Switzerland Events to register!

June 30, 2022 – SIETAR France Webinar: “The human archipelago” with the authors Philippe Pierre and Michel Sauquet. Visit SIETAR France Events to register!

 

May

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May is designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks on the project were Chinese immigrants.

Older Americans Month May is Older Americans Month, established in 1963 to honor the legacies and contributions of older Americans and to support them as they enter their next stage of life.

Jewish American Heritage Month May is Jewish American Heritage Month, which recognizes the diverse contributions of the Jewish people to American culture.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month (or Mental Health Month), which aims to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses.

May is Haitian Heritage Month, a nationally recognized month and an opportunity for individuals including Haitians and lovers of the Haitian culture to celebrate the rich culture, distinctive art, delicious food and learn the traditions of Haiti and its people. The celebration is an expansion of the Haitian Flag Day on May 18th, a major patriotic day celebration in Haiti and the Diaspora created to encourage patriotism.

May 16-17 (sundown to sunset): Shavo’ut, the “Festival of Weeks,” the second of three major Jewish festivals that focus on historical and agricultural importance.

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, a global celebration of sexual-orientation and gender diversities.

May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is a United Nations–sanctioned international holiday for the promotion of diversity issues, which was created as a result of the destruction of the Buddha statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001. It is an opportunity to help communities understand the value of cultural diversity and learn how to live together in harmony.

May 24: Declaration of the Bab commemorates when the Báb announced in 1844 that he was the new messenger of God. The holiday begins two hours and eleven minutes after sunset, which is the exact time the Báb made his declaration.

May 29: Ascension of Baha’u’llah is the anniversary of the death in exile of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i faith, on May 29, 1892, outside Akko (now northern Israel).

May 30 (last Monday of May): Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces.

June

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, established to recognize the impact that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on the world. LGBT groups celebrate this special time with pride parades, picnics, parties, memorials for those lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS, and other group gatherings. The last Sunday in June is Gay Pride Day.

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month, established to recognize the significance of Caribbean culture and history in the United States; create and disseminate knowledge about the contributions of Caribbean people to the United States. This heritage Caribbean Americans come together to celebrate their heritage through many activities such as dancing, sharing traditional meals, festivals, parades, concerts, and observing and appreciating their rich history.

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, established in June 2014, gives people across the United States an opportunity to annually explore their own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America. It celebrates immigrants across the United States and their contributions to their local communities and economy.

June is Black Music Month (also known as African American Music Appreciation Month), established in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter, celebrates the African American musical influences that comprise an essential part of our nation's treasured cultural heritage.

June 5: Pentecost celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus seven weeks (50 days) after the Resurrection (Easter). It also commemorates the founding of the Christian Church, which begins on this day. It is celebrated on June12th by Orthodox Christians.

June 5-6 (sundown to sunset): Shavuot (also known as Feast of Weeks) celebrates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah and Commandments to the entire nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai.

June 8 (second Sunday in June): Race Unity Day (also known as Race Amity Day), was started by the Bahá'í National Spiritual Assembly in the United States in 1957. It was known as Race Amity Day until 1965. The goal is to raise awareness to the importance of racial harmony and understanding.

June 10-12 (second weekend of June): National Puerto Rican Day Parade, chiefly celebrated in New York City, and now recognized in various other U.S. locations.

June 12: Loving Day is an annual celebration held on June 12, the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states.

June 12 (second Sunday in June): National Children’s Day in the United States

June 14: Flag Day in the United States, observed to celebrate the history and symbolism of the American flag.

June 15: Native American Citizenship Day, commemorating the day in 1924 when the U.S. Congress passed legislation recognizing the citizenship of Native Americans.

June 16: Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, observed by members of the Sikh faith. Guru Arjan Dev was the fifth Sikh guru and the first Sikh martyr.

June 19: Juneteeth (also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day) is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.

June 20: World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. It celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. It is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day or First Nations Day, a day that gives recognition to the indigenous populations affected by colonization in Canada.

June 21: Litha, the summer solstice celebrated by the Wiccans and Pagans. It is the longest day of the year, representing the sun’s “annual retreat.”

June 26 (last Sunday in June): Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Day in the United States. It celebrates the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969.

 

Holidays list courtesy of: https://excellentpresence.com/5555/diversity-calendar-2022-multicultural-holidays/


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